Sad news hits Louisiana as it has been reported that almost 1,000 people have potentially passed away because of the flu this year.

According to, “The Louisiana Department of Health noticed a sharp spike in the number of flu cases and issued new rounds of flu vaccines.”

Dr. Frank Welch, state immunization medical director, “In more severe seasons, the flu causes approximately 700 death…

“... and nearly 8,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.”

She suggests everyone get the flu vaccination it’s not too late.

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